Thursday, March 24, 2011

Review: The Long Weekend by Savita Kalhan

Sam knows that he and his friend Lloyd made a colossal mistake when they accepted the ride home. They have ended up in a dark mansion in the middle of nowhere with man who means to harm them. But Sam doesn't know how to get them out. They were trapped, then separated. Now they are alone. Will either of them get out alive? This gripping and hypnotic thriller will have you reading late into the night.

The Long Weekend is one intense book for being so short. Honestly, I was a bit iffy on some parts that I almost put the book down and stopped reading. Some parts were disturbing, but I am glad I finished this book. I would never give this book to a young child because this book is so realistic feeling that I think it would give them nightmares. I was even scared at times, and I'm a college student! The way it is written made it feel like it could happen. I felt so bad for Sam and Lloyd. Their lives will never be the same after the things they had to go through.

I did enjoy the references to Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings. Yes, this book is realistic and creepy, but read it if you can handle it. It does deal with the kidnapping of two young boys, so it is not a fun, light read. I was definitely on the edge of my seat reading this book.

Rating: 4/5

Swords are for fighting,

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